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Entry # Time Turn Player Title Entry
144 8/15/2021 11:52:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #32: 3 / Operation Reno II: Invasion of Rabaul
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 7 if US SW HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SW PAC HQ: Logistics 7+2=9 units.
1-2. BB N. Carolina escorts 1st Marine Division Espiritu Santo to Rabaul. [A] 1/3 ASP.
3. 13th LRB Buin-Nauru, attack Eniwetok. [B]
4. 13th AF Buin, support [A]
5. 7th AF Port Moresby to Lae, support [A]
6. 5th LRB Lae, support [A]
7. 11th AF Wewak to Gasmata, support [A]
8. CV Enterprise Darwin to 4023, support [A]
9. 5th AF Darwin-3226-Cape York-Lae, support [A]
143 8/14/2021 11:43:00 AM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 2 / China Operation: Doolittle Raid Reprisal
May only be played as an event after the allies have played the Doolittle Raid card as an event; Allied card #6 Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collapse box. If moved into the Government Collapse box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC on South, (2+1)
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 25th Army Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2015 (Singapore) : 38th Army Activates.
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 1/7 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 2/7 ASP
* 2015 (Singapore): 38th Army moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 25th Army moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
* 2212 (Saigon): 15th Army moves to 2010
Used 2/7 ASP's
no nothing, bty.
142 8/13/2021 8:25:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Message Looks good! BTY to start the festivities.
141 8/13/2021 8:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

140 8/13/2021 6:56:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 10 to 8
139 8/13/2021 6:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

138 8/13/2021 6:54:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message AP ASP to 3.
137 8/13/2021 6:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Message Subs miss, 7 each. JP up first, but will wait for you to confirm my stuff...
136 8/13/2021 6:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
Strat war: subs
135 8/13/2021 6:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese End Turn
134 8/13/2021 6:50:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message JP R&R
* Turn 4 (Sep-Dec 1942): Convoy Escorts Marker (+2) moves to Off Board
* Off Board: Convoy Escorts Marker (+2) moves to Turn 3 (May-Aug 1942)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [37th Army] moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : [37th Army] Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 7 AD moves to 4316 (Ponape)
* 4316 (Ponape) : 7 AD Activates.
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 27 AF moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : 27 AF Activates.
* RobC (Japan) creates Japanese Naval Replacements in Strategic Record Track (1)
* Eliminated JP Ground Units: 15th Army moves to 2212 (Saigon)
* 2212 (Saigon) : 15th Army Activates.
* RobC (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 9
* RobC (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 8

Bad day to attack Rangoon!
133 8/12/2021 5:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allied turn 4 Reinforcements:
SW PAC HQ, [I corps], 11th AF & 11th LRB to Wewak.
13th AF to Bougainville
[XIV corps] and 13th LRB to Guadalcanal
BB N. Carolina, CV Wasp, 1st Marine division to Espiritu Santo
3rd Aus corps to Cairns
3rd NZ division to Lae
15th and 33rd corps to Rangoon

Allied turn 4 Replacements:
2 Ground - [I corps] @Wewak to full, XIV corps at Guadalcanal to full.
5 Air - [5th AF] @Darwin to full, 1st MAW to Mandalay.
2 USN - [CV Enterprise] @Darwin to full
132 8/12/2021 5:19:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Allies turn 4 Reinforcements
14th LRB diverts to Europe on 0-1
131 8/12/2021 2:30:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change US Political Will From 7 to 5
130 8/12/2021 2:29:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message > Why do you call them route armies?
It was a Chinese Military Organization thing.

Japanese control 12 resources. No idea why the marker is on 10. Can't move it.
Political Phase - Malaya and Philippines surrender.
- US PW -2 for those two events. Nothing else affecting US PW that I can see.
- Attrition: SS Bde at Rabaul is the only OOS ground/air unit that I can see.
- Need to clean up the Philippines. 1st MAW has no friendly base in range, so is eliminated.
- The End turn button must be broken. Let me hit it again.
- Nothing happens. I will update the markers manually.

129 8/12/2021 2:07:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Tom, quick question. Why do you call them route armies?
128 8/12/2021 2:06:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #74: 3 / Operation Iceberg: Okinawa Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Activate SEAC HQ: Logistics 3+1=4 units.
1. [1st Ind corps] Rangoon to 2107
2. 66th Route army Rangoon to 2007
3. [6th Route army] Rangoon to Mandalay
4. SEAC AF Dacca to Rangoon
127 8/12/2021 11:42:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Sounds atrocious:-)
126 8/12/2021 11:40:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I will get to Operation Supercalafragalisticexpialadocious later this today. There will be no combat, so I want to have the time available to run through the end of turn stuff.
125 8/12/2021 10:37:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
Also save.
No file, Bty for Operation Olympic, or some other disaster….
124 8/11/2021 8:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Save this one for next turn.
No file, BTY
123 8/11/2021 8:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #39: 2 / Subhas Chandra Bose: Pro-Japanese Indian Army
2 Ground Replacements: The Japanese gain two ground replacement steps that must be used immediately. The recipent ground unit must be within 3 hexes of Rangoon (2008) to receive the replacement. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Event
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 28th Army restored to full strength.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 25th Army restored to full strength.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 28th Army Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 25th Army Activates.
Bty.
122 8/11/2021 5:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Allies will use their PASS here.
BTY
121 8/11/2021 5:03:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #86: 1 / Submarine Attack: I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis
Play during an offensive; at the end of all combat against any active Allied naval units or against any active Allied naval unit, if no battle hexes were declared during the Offensive. On a die roll of: 0-7: Allies lose one naval step (Japanese choice; can eliminate a unit). 8-9: No Effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Brutal...
OK,
OC on South (1+1)
* 3007 (Shanghai) : [35th Army] Activates.
* 1916 (Palembang) : [25th Army] Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : South HQ (Agreement) Activates.
* 3007 (Shanghai): [35th Army] moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 1916 (Palembang): [25th Army] moves to 2110 (Bangkok)
Bty.
120 8/11/2021 2:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 3 / 20th Bomber Command: B29 Raids from China
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 air unit is located in the China air unit box. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Allies build the Kohima/Imphal Transport route, restoring supply to Rangoon.
119 8/11/2021 2:27:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Japanese get 38 x 1/2 = 19 hits to flip the 1st Ind corps.
Allies get 24 x1.5 for 36 hits leaving only the [28th army] to retreat.

Allies PBM BB Warspite to Colombo, then eliminate [5th Route army] for overstacking.
118 8/11/2021 2:23:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
[CA Nachi] eliminated with 20 hits, 3 hits do no damage to the allied forces. Now for the main event.

1st - Japanese attack with 38 factors, -1drm TEM
2nd - Allies defend with 24 factors.
117 8/11/2021 2:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
Air/Naval battle at Rangoon.
1st - Japanese with 6
2nd - Allies with 20
116 8/11/2021 2:19:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Come big or stay home...
SEAC HQ Activates in Reaction: Log 3+1=4 units.
1. AVG AF Rangoon to Akyab. [A]
2. BB Warspite Colombo to Rangoon. [A]
3. [5th Route army] 2007 to Rangoon. [A]
4. [6th Route army] 2107 to Rangoon. [A]
115 8/11/2021 2:08:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Let's see if I have to think about this.
OC=5, -2drm, Intercept on 0-7
114 8/10/2021 9:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 3 / New Operation Plan: Island Fortifications
The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die roll modification for the remainder of the game in any battle that occurs on a one hex island. Place the Japanese +1 Defensive Doctrine marker on the game turn track as a remainder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC on South (3+1-1)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 28th Army Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North) : 15th Army Activates.
* 2415 (Miri) : [CA Nachi] Activates.
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 28th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2108 (Kwai Bridge North): 15th Army moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
* 2415 (Miri): [CA Nachi] moves to 2008 (Rangoon)
Bty.
113 8/9/2021 1:57:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Change War in Europe value From -2 to -1
112 8/9/2021 1:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #41: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Operation Fall Blau suffers a setback in the Ukraine.
Need to keep the WiE level close to zero and receive those Essex class carriers on schedule!

No file, you can adjust the marker with your next move.
111 8/9/2021 12:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message PBM:
* Strategic Record Track (1): Allied Future Ops moves to Strategic Record Track (0)
* : R Corps is eliminated
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): SW Pac HQ (Agreement) moves to Off Board
* Japanese Resources are now at 10
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) is now Japanese controlled.
* 3113: CV Junyo moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
* 3114: CV Soryu moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
*RobC (Japan) removes all battle markers
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor) : [1 SN Bde] suffers a step loss.
110 8/8/2021 3:01:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message While you are at it, you can note that the allies do not have an FO card right now.
109 8/8/2021 3:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 10 hits, enough to flip the 1SN.
Manila falls to the Japanese.
No file needed, you can remove the allied units with your PBM.
108 8/8/2021 2:59:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
18 hits by the carriers will flip the R corps.
Ground combat by the Japanese is automatic as at least 10 hits are assured to eliminate the [R corps].

Here is the die roll for the brave defenders. 5 factors
107 8/8/2021 2:56:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Enemy Operation detected, but there is nothing to be done about it except prayers to the Gods of the Dice.

Japanese carriers attack with 18 factors
106 8/8/2021 2:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Looks like SWPAC HQ is OOS for your operation. Those pesky carrier AZOI and their three hex range!

Intel roll, Intercept on 0-8
105 8/8/2021 1:04:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / 1st Convoy Escort Fleet: Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Event on CG (2+2)
* 3407 (Kure) : Comb Fleet HQ (Oza) (Agreement) Activates.
* 2911 (Aparri) : 1 SN Bde Activates.
* 2812 (Clark Field) : 14th Army Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 3615 (Ulithi) : CV Soryu Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): CV Junyo moves to 3113
* 3615 (Ulithi): CV Soryu moves to 3114
* 2812 (Clark Field): 14th Army moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* 2911 (Aparri): 1 SN Bde moves to 2813 (Manila/Corregidor)
* RobC (Japan) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3113
* RobC (Japan) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2813 (Manila/Corregidor): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3114
* RobC (Japan) creates Convoy Escorts Marker (+2) in Turn 4 (Sep-Dec 1942)
Bty.
104 8/7/2021 8:22:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message With the +3drm for surprise no die roll is necessary. 19 attacking factors will get at least 10 hits to eliminate the [3rd AD] at Biak.

Allied PBM
[5th AF] returns to Darwin.
Aus AF remains at Sarong, 5th AF LRB remains at Lae.
103 8/7/2021 5:00:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No reaction. Please roll, and PBM. No file…
102 8/6/2021 2:58:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #44: 2 / Operation Squarepeg: Green Is. Invasion
Activate: Anzac HQ only. Logistic Value: 2 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but the only ground unit that can be activated is the 3rd NZ division.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 2+1=3 units in a surprise attack!
1. Aus AF Sarong attacks Biak. [A]
2. [5th AF] Darwin to Sarong, joins [A]
3. 5th AF LRB Lae, joins [A]
101 8/5/2021 10:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Shokaku back to Saigon.
File up, bty.
100 8/5/2021 8:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Singapore falls.
BTY for PBM of CV Shokaku. You can remove the allied units from Singapore for me. Thanks! No file needed.
99 8/5/2021 8:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
While SWPAC HQ is in supply and in range, there are no units in its command range that can reach the battle. There is no air/naval combat as the allied planes were blown away in the previous attack, so we will go right to ground combat.

Allies with 3 factors cannot hurt the Japanese.
Japanese 38th army with 18 factors and +2drm will eliminate the 8th Aus division on anything but a 0.
98 8/4/2021 8:48:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 2 / Japanese Counterattack at Savo Island
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Either air or naval units may be activated, but not both. Japanese Night Fighting Advantage: Japanese CA, CL and APD naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for all battles fought during the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
OC on South. (2+1)
* 2014 (Kuantan) : 38th Army Activates.
* 2212 (Saigon) : CV Shokaku Activates.
* 2109 (Kwai Bridge South): 28th Army moves to 2108 (Kwai Bridge North)
* 2014 (Kuantan): 38th Army moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* 2212 (Saigon): CV Shokaku moves to 2015 (Singapore)
One battle, freakin' Singapore again...
97 8/4/2021 5:37:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message No problem! I’m between two short trips, so will get a move up before I disappear again…
96 8/4/2021 9:37:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I am away the next two days, so no rush on your next move as I won't be back on ACTS until late Thursday.
95 8/4/2021 9:28:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #81: 2 / China Offensive: Counter-Offensive in Kweilin-Liuchow
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate ANZAC HQ: Logistics 2+1=3 units.
1. Aus AF Townsville SR -Cairns-3226-Darwin-Sarong.
2. [5th AF] Sarong to Darwin.
3. 5th AF LRB Darwin-Cape York-Lae
94 8/3/2021 3:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Argh!
No PBM
Bty, no file…
93 8/3/2021 2:17:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message 9 hits by 38th army are insufficient to damage the brave defenders of Singapore and 38th army retreats to Kuantan.
92 8/3/2021 2:16:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Japanese get 11 hits to eliminate the [MA AF] without loss. Air support will give the Japanese 38th army a +2drm.

Brave defenders cannot damage the attacking 38th army.
38th army attacks with 18 factors -2TEM/+2Air = 0drm
91 8/3/2021 2:14:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
No units in range to assist the brave defenders, so they fight alone!
Air/Naval battle over Singapore.
1st - Japan with 22 factors.
2nd - Allies with 3 factors.
90 8/3/2021 2:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
-2drm to Intel as AVG AF sees ya coming!
0-6 for Intercept
89 8/3/2021 1:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 2 / Tinian Raid: Japanese Attack B29 Base
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
OC on South (2+1)
* 2014 (Kuantan) : 38th Army Activates.
* 1913 (Kuala Lumpur) : 5 AD Activates.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 28th Army Activates.
* 2014 (Kuantan): 38th Army moves to 2015 (Singapore)
* RobC (Japan) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 2015 (Singapore): Battle Hex (A) moves to 1913 (Kuala Lumpur)
* 2110 (Bangkok): 28th Army moves to 2109 (Kwai Bridge South)
One battle, bty...
88 8/1/2021 9:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 Long Range Bomber air unit is on a hex (not Air Units in China Box) within range of Tokyo. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Allies 3-1:
Allies will build the Jarhat Transport Route.
No file, back to you.
87 8/1/2021 7:13:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message OK, back to Palau.
File is up.
86 8/1/2021 7:10:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message If you ain't cheatin' you ain't tryin'
85 8/1/2021 5:15:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I see that sneaky BB Negato, attempting to hide beneath the noses of the 5th AF at Sarong.

"Sorry buddy, you can't stay here."

BB Negato must PBM to a Japanese controlled port.
84 7/31/2021 8:26:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Absolutely! I forgot where it started...
PBM
* 3416 (Palau Islands): CV Soryu moves to 4021 (Rabaul)
* 3319 (Biak): CV Akagi moves to 4017 (Truk)
* 2915 (Davao): [3 AD] moves to 2919 (Amboina)
* 2919 (Amboina): [3 AD] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): BB Hiei moves to 4415 (Eniwetok)
*RobC (Japan) removes all battle markers
* 3023 (Darwin): [CV Enterprise] retires from Battle
* 3023 (Darwin): 5AF LRB retires from Battle
* 3119 (Sarong): [5AF Air] retires from Battle
* 3720 (Wewak): [19 LRB] retires from Battle
* 3823 (Port Moresby): 7AF Air retires from Battle
* 4021 (Rabaul): CV Soryu moves to 3615 (Ulithi)
83 7/31/2021 8:16:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Yes, the text of the card starts with the wording "Prior to movement..."
82 7/31/2021 8:11:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message The Paratroop marker must be placed prior to any movement. Essentially, the targeted hex must be within the extended range of the air unit when it is activated. As 3rd AD started in Nagoya, it cannot place a Paratroop marker.

I do not believe you will find this in the rules. It is a ruling from Mark that was discusses as part of the rules rewrite. I am not even sure it is in the new card wording, but I could look.
81 7/31/2021 5:40:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Tom,
Isn’t the AD in Davao within extended range of Jolo for the paratroopers?
80 7/30/2021 11:51:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Late here, way past my bedtime. I hope I got all that correct.
79 7/30/2021 11:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Japanese with 19 hits flips the CV. Full strength 5th AFLRB prevents further loss. Allies with 16 hits will flip the 3rd AD.

[CV Enterprise] PBM to Darwin.
5th AF LRB PBM Samar/Leyte-Sarong-Darwin
[5th AF] PBM to Sarong.
[19th AF LRB] PBM to Wewak via Aitape.
7th AF PBM back to Port Moresby.

After your PBM, 1st MAW will EAM to Samar/Leyte
78 7/30/2021 11:42:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
[C] A/N battle over Samar/Leyte
1st - Japanese with 37 factors.
2nd - Allies with 16 factors.
77 7/30/2021 11:41:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message No damage to either side.
ED army will overwhelm the Marines with no chance of taking any losses. Palau Is. returns to Japanese control. 1 MAW will conduct EAM after your PBM.
76 7/30/2021 11:39:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
[B] A/N battle over Palau Is.
1st - Japanese with 10 factors.
2nd - Allies with 6 factors.
75 7/30/2021 11:36:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message I guess I should have made an SR roll for Biak. Nothing I could do about it anyway, so carry on.
Japanese with 37 hits can flip either of the USAAF full strength units. I will choose the 5th AF.

Biak falls to the Japanese.
74 7/30/2021 11:34:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
[A] A/N battle over Sarong.
1st - Japanese with 32 factors.
2nd - Allies with 11 factors.
73 7/30/2021 11:32:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Activate SW PAC HQ in Reaction: Logistics 3+2=5 units.
1-2. 5th AFLRB and CV Enterprise to Manila. [C]
3. 5th AF Sarong to Darwin. [A]
4. 7th AF PM-Cape York-3226-Darwin. [A]
Believe it or not there is a 20 hex command path from Manila to PM.
5. [19th LRB] Darwin. [A]
72 7/30/2021 11:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
Note that the Japanese do not gain control of Jolo since 1st AD is out of the action.

Let's see if I need to think about this at all.
Allies AZOI all over the place, so -2drm to Intel.
Intercept on 0-8
71 7/30/2021 11:05:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Got to stop using that Show Command Area thing...
* 2915 (Davao): 1 AD moves to 2812 (Clark Field)
* 2812 (Clark Field) : 1 AD Deactivates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok) : BB Hiei Activates.
* 4415 (Eniwetok): BB Hiei moves to 3014 (Samar/Leyte)
New file up.
Bty.
70 7/30/2021 10:54:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Message Will fix as soon as I get home….
Sorry!
69 7/30/2021 10:49:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message Close, but 1st AD cannot be activated. Command path to 1st AD must go around the AZOI from the 1st MAW at Palau Is. making it a hex too far.
68 7/30/2021 8:09:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #58: 3 / Western Force: Conquest of Sumatra
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
Event on South seas (5+2)
Airborne take Jolo
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 3706 (Tokyo) : ED Army Activates.
* 3607 (Nagoya) : 3 AD Activates.
* 2812 (Clark Field) : 1 AD Activates.
* 3520 (Hollandia) : CV Akagi Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : [31st Army] Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : BB Nagato Deactivates.
* 4021 (Rabaul) : CV Soryu Activates.
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 1/7 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 2/7 ASP
* Japanese ASP Marker (No Barges) uses 3/7 ASP
* 2812 (Clark Field): 1 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 3520 (Hollandia): CV Akagi moves to 3319 (Biak)
* RobC (Japan) clones Battle Hex (A)
* 3319 (Biak): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3319 (Biak): Battle Hex (A) moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : BB Nagato Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian): BB Nagato moves to 3119 (Sarong)
* 3607 (Nagoya): 3 AD moves to 3209 (Okinawa)
* 3209 (Okinawa): 3 AD moves to 2911 (Aparri)
* 2911 (Aparri): 3 AD moves to 2915 (Davao)
* 4017 (Truk): [31st Army] moves to 3319 (Biak)
* 4021 (Rabaul): CV Soryu moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* 3706 (Tokyo): ED Army moves to 3416 (Palau Islands)
* RobC (Japan) clones Battle Hex (C)
* 3014 (Samar/Leyte): Battle Hex (C) moves to 2915 (Davao)
SR Biak.
I think some of this was legal....but don't think any of it will work...
67 7/30/2021 10:09:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Message The Aus 1st corps should be flipped to full strength side. Otherwise all looks good.

The allies will not use their FO card to go first.

Proceed!
66 7/30/2021 10:06:00 AM May-Aug 1942 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

65 7/29/2021 1:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

64 7/29/2021 1:21:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change US Political Will From 8 to 7
63 7/29/2021 1:20:00 PM May-Aug 1942 Japanese Change Japanese Divisions Available in China From 11 to 10
62 7/29/2021 1:20:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese End Turn
61 7/29/2021 1:19:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Subs miss.
7 cards JP
6 cards, PASS AP.
Let me know if this looks correct, and I'll open the turn...
60 7/29/2021 1:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Japanese:
subs...
59 7/29/2021 1:17:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message R&R
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: [31st Army] moves to 4017 (Truk)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 26 AF moves to 3814 (Guam)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: 6 AD moves to 4715 (Kwajalein)
* Japanese Reinforcement Schedule: CV Junyo moves to 3813 (Saipan/Tinian)
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato restored to full strength.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 28th Army restored to full strength.
* 2110 (Bangkok) : 28th Army Activates.
* 3407 (Kure) : BB Yamato Activates.
* 3814 (Guam) : 26 AF Activates.
* 3813 (Saipan/Tinian) : CV Junyo Activates.
* 4017 (Truk) : [31st Army] Activates.
* 4715 (Kwajalein) : 6 AD Activates.
* RobC (Japan) sets Japanese Divisions in China to 10
* 3814 (Guam): 26 AF moves to 2719 (Kendari)
58 7/28/2021 8:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies Turn 3 Reinforcements:
No army units divert to Europe, all to Delay Box.

BB Miss, CA Northampton, Marine Brigade and 10th AFLRB to Oahu.
Marine SF brigade to Guadalcanal.
S PAC HQ, XI corps and 7th AF to Port Moresby.
5th AF LRB to Samar/Leyte
5th AF to Sarong
1MAW to Palau Is.
ANZAC HQ, CVL Hermes and Marine SF brigade to Darwin.
SEAC AF to Dacca
BB Warspite and CV Indomitable to Colombo

Replacements:
2 Ground - Aus 1st corps Darwin and Aus 2nd Townsville to full strength.
5 Air - Aus AF Townsville to full
1 China - 66th Route Army Rangoon to full
1 US Naval - Nothing

After your R&R roll for Submarine Warfare and off we go!
57 7/28/2021 8:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

3
5
9
4
4
8


Message from Allies:
Check to see if any of the turn 3 reinforcements are diverted to Europe. On 0-1
1. [XIV] corps
2. [I] corps.
3. 13th AF
4. 13th AFLRB.
5. 11th AF
6. 11th AFLRB
56 7/28/2021 7:43:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Message Looks good to me, please proceed…
55 7/28/2021 7:08:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Will wait for you to confirm and/or note items I may have missed before proceeding to Allies turn 3 R&R.
54 7/28/2021 7:07:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message - Dutch East Indies falls to the Japanese.
[19 LRB] EAM to 3023 (Darwin)
* : Dut Air is eliminated
* : [CL Dutch] is eliminated
* 2216 (Sinkawang) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2318 (Bandjermasin) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2320 (Bali/Lombok) is now Japanese controlled.
* 2620 (Makassar) is now Japanese controlled.
* 7 Regiment is eliminated
* 2719 (Kendari) is now Japanese controlled.
* 4 Regiment is eliminated
* 2919 (Amboina) is now Japanese controlled.
* 8 Regiment is eliminated
* 2721 (Koepang) is now Japanese controlled.
* 6 Regiment is eliminated
* 2917 (Menado) is now Japanese controlled.
* 3017 (Morotai) is now Japanese controlled.
Political Will to 7
- Attrition
* 2015 (Singapore) : [MA Air] suffers a step loss.
* 2015 (Singapore) : [8 Aus Division] suffers a step loss.
* 3023 (Darwin) : [1 Aus Corps] suffers a step loss.
* 3727 (Townsville) : [2 Aus Corps] suffers a step loss.
* 3727 (Townsville) : [Aus Air] suffers a step loss.
* 3823 (Port Moresby) : [PM Bde] suffers a step loss.
- Odd, I had to advance the turn marker manually.
- ASP marker did not reset either.
53 7/28/2021 6:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message No damage.

PBM CV Lexington and [CA N. Orleans] to Oahu.
PBM CV Enterprise to Samar/Leyte.
52 7/28/2021 6:53:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

6


Message from Allies:
28 of 30 hits to flip the CA Tenryu and eliminate the 24th AF. [CL Tenryu] returns fire, needing a critical hit.
51 7/28/2021 6:52:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Allies:
As you are out of cards, I will resolve the battle.
USN attack Kwajalein with 30 factors, +3drm
50 7/28/2021 6:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic: Gilbert Islands Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Only one ground unit (any size) may be activated during this Offensive. Banzai Charge: For the duration of this Offensive if ground combat occurs in a one hex island, the Allies add 2 to their ground combat die roll.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
Activate CPAC HQ: Logistics 6+3=9 units.
Like I have nine units available!
1-2. CV Enterprise and CV Lexington Oahu to 4514, attack Kwajalein [A]
3. [CA N. Orleans] Oahu to Kwajalein [A]
4. 7th AF Midway to the turn track, returns next turn.
5. 7th AF LRB Oahu to Midway
6. Wake Is. Brigade AA vs Palau Is.
Out of units to activate...
49 7/27/2021 11:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
I better do that too.
OK, last card, Operation Olympic, for the win...
48 7/26/2021 8:11:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
Save this one for next turn.
BTY
47 7/26/2021 6:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 0 to -2
46 7/26/2021 6:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #51: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Better get these out while i can...
45 7/26/2021 5:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1942 Allies Message Allies use their 2nd and final PASS.

What else ya got?

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